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Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
I want people to take the initiative to find veterans that need help, veterans that are suffering and in need of assistance reintegrating from combat back into society, into normal family lives and jobs. We need to take a real 'boots on the ground' approach to helping veterans in need.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
William J. H. Boetcker
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Hold up a mirror and ask yourself what you are capable of doing, and what you really care about. Then take the initiative - don't wait for someone else to ask you to act.
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself.
C. Northcote Parkinson
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
The important thing is to concentrate upon what you can do - by yourself, upon your own initiative.
The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
One has to take initiative in life to achieve what he or she wants.
Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement.
Louis D. Brandeis
Initiative is doing the right things without being told.
When you believe in what you're doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference.
The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves - and be free.
People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.
Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
Genius is initiative on fire.
Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.
I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a part of the American Dream.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.
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